There are all sorts of etiquette issues to deal with when you’re planning your wedding. From proper wording on invitations, who should sit with whom, who can wear what color…it truly never ends.
Not even while you’re planning.
Vendors spend a lot of time courting potential clients through gifts, marketing, email and phone follow-up. With the time that each vendor has invested in introducing themselves to you and showing you their product/service, it is only kind that you respond that you are no longer in search of a (insert vendor here). I equate about 90% of the way this business operates like a dating relationship. So, if you were dating someone with the understanding you would date other people, it’s only proper that you tell that person that you have decided to marry someone else.
You have a lot of vendors vying for your attention as you shop for the best service that fits your budget and your wedding’s personality. In the midst of those phone calls and emails, you will find the right match for you. Since there can only be one winner, what do you do with the other vendors you were considering? It’s only courteous to let the other vendors that courted you know that you have decided to go with another vendor. Some vendors may provide you with an “exit survey” so to speak, to find out why you chose another vendor and some thank you for your consideration. In either case, to avoid frustration on your part from receiving multiple emails and causing a vendor to waste their time, be sure to handle it nicely.